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purpose really was its own self-defense. one lieutenant colonel who was trying valiantly to close it down described it as a self-licking ice cream cone. its only purpose was to exist unto itself. >> stephen: so it was there to defend itself that it was there. >> yeah, and ultimately after the attack and eight u.s. troops were killed in this attack they faced, it was 53 u.s. troops in that camp face being 400 taliban surrounding them. they fought valiantly, the americans and it was a bloody day but ultimately they beat them back. ultimately the army investigated and said there was no strategic purpose for this camp. >> stephen: now why was it at the bottom of the valley? >> because well, there are a lot of reasons. but two of the biggest ones are ones so they could bond with the local pop las because the district center was down the road and two because they needed to resupplyment and at 2 o 006, during 2006 most of the helicopters were in iraq. and so in order to set up a camp there it needed to be by a road so they could resupply the camp. and they couldn't do it by helicopter because th
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